Monday, 2 June 2014

Change of of Plan on the Way to Fazeley

The plan was to get the train to Wolverhampton and then a series of buses across the West Midlands to join Bernard on "Sunshine " at Fazeley in the evening ready for an early start on Monday morning.
But a phone call en route meant a change of plan, so instead of the scheduled leisurely lunch (and a few pints of Holden' s Mild) in the Great Western it was a sandwich from Sainsbury's and straight onto the 529 bus to Walsall where I was picked up by car and taken directly to the boat for an immediate get away. I was looking forward to the Great Western,  but the boats must come first!
At Glascote locks we met a young family walking the towpath. They 'd been doing that since moving to live there six years ago but had never had a ride on a boat. We  put that right of course and in answer to their question assured them they 'd be made welcome at Tamworth Cruising Club if they wanted to pursue their obvious interest further.
Good deed for the day done we carried on through the evening to Atherstone,  where after an age negotiating lock 10, which had only one top paddle working and which must be causing huge delays during the daytime,  we tied up above lock 6 at 21:30 and went straight to the Market Tavern.

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